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    • ISBN:9781444014433
    • Publication date:03 Sep 2015
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Aunt Nasty

By Margaret Mahy
Illustrated by Chris Mould

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Brand-new full colour blue Early Reader edition of a classic story from the CARNEGIE-winning and HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD nominated author Margaret Mahy.

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

Aunt Nasty is coming to stay. Claire and Toby don't know what to expect. You see, Aunt Nasty isn't like other aunties. Aunt Nasty is a witch!

A spooky and magical full colour Early Reader edition of a classic story from the CARNEGIE-winning and HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD nominated author Margaret Mahy, with new full colour illustrations by Chris Mould.

Biographical Notes

Margaret Mahy's many books - picture books, short stories, and fiction for teenagers as well as younger children - have been hugely successful all round the world and she was indisputably one of the most popular and successful 20th-century children's authors. She won the CARNEGIE MEDAL and many other awards, and was nominated for the HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD. Margaret died in July 2012.

Chris Mould is an award-winning author and illustrator. He is one of twenty studio artists at the prestigious Dean Clough Mills. His published work ranges from picture books to young fiction, theatre posters, editorial cartoons for major newspapers and character development work for animated features. He exhibits his artwork regularly, commits to an ongoing programme of events and also curates a gallery space dedicated to children's books artwork. Visit http://www.chrismould.blogspot.co.uk/ or follow him on Twitter @chrismouldink for more news.

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  • ISBN: 9781444014426
  • Publication date: 03 Sep 2015
  • Page count: 80
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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